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1961 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible Conversion









23,960 km



Fiche technique


6cylinders online, 12sp


3670 cm3

Boîte de vitesses

M 4 gears

David Brown


 3 Weber double-barrel carbs


243 hp at 5500 rpm

Curb weight

1350 kg


This car was sold new in the United States, then imported into France on August 16, 1988, the vehicle was then resold in unrestored condition on April 6, 1989 then purchased by its last owner on December 12, 1989.

Its complete restoration was carried out according to the rules of the art by a renowned company with the aim of transforming the vehicle into a convertible.

Using an original model, the hull was modified, reinforced structure and brought to the specifications of the “convertible” version.

The original “coach” doors were modified, and its specific deflectors manufactured.
The rocker panels have been replaced.
Hood arches were manufactured as well as two new tanks.
New bumpers and their overriders from Newport Pagnell were imported.
All body finishing parts have been shaped identically, from the original model.

The engine, gearbox and rear axle were reconditioned in England in 1993.


The electrical harness was completely redone in 1998.

Today his condition is impeccable!

Its paint, its upholstery, the engine and its surroundings as well as its bases are in new condition.

The complete file of invoices and restoration photos accompany the vehicle as well as its expertise.

History of the model

1958, Aston Martin caused a sensation at the London and Paris motor shows by presenting the unprecedented DB4.


It is she who founded the modern era of the firm and who will create, with its derivatives, the highly valued image of the brand.

It was the first Aston Martin built in the Newport Pagnell factory (Buckinghamshire), formerly Salmons and Tickfords.


Under the hood of the DB4 hides an aluminum twin-shaft in-line six-cylinder engine.

Designed by Tadek Marek, this archi-British mechanism bears a striking resemblance to the six-cylinder Jaguar XK. Super square (92 x 92 millimeters),


This 3,670 cc unit develops, with two SU HD8 carburettors, a power of 243 horsepower at 5,500 rpm(the model we are offering you has been equipped with three double Weber body carburettors, mounted on the vantage model, we will be able to replace them and reinstall its two original SU HD8s) .


It gives the Aston Martin DB4 a speed of 225 km/h and 0 to 100 km/h in 9 seconds. It is mated to a David Brown four-speed gearbox.

The rear axle consists of a rigid axle, with struts and Watt bar, braking is provided by Girling discs on all four wheels.

Over the years the model was divided into5Series and 4 complementary versions.


A versionVantagewhich offers 255 hp (81 examples produced between 1962 and 1963).

Even sportierGT lighter by almost 80 kg thanks to the use of thinner body sheet and more powerful thanks to compressors and dual ignition which bring the power to 302 hp "the fastest of the DB4s" which ;can reach 245 km/h 

(75 copies produced between 1959 and 1963).

The db4 Convertible produced at only 70 copies.

And the famous and desirableDB4 GT Zagato, an even more powerful version than the GT (314) developed and built by the Italian coachbuilderZagato, (19Examples of this version were produced between 1960 and 1962, plus four reconstructions requested by Aston Martin.

It was rewarded in the British Chassis with Italian Bodywork class at the state competition of the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille in 2014.

The DB4 model will be produced at1,210 copies, all versions combined.

Production ended in 1963 to make way for the iconic DB5.

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